Monday, 13 August 2012

Tenpin Bowling and Freebie.

School holidays are in full swing, but being the UK the weather doesn't always co-operate. So what to do with the kids that is fun and takes into account the british weather?  Tenpin bowling sounds good. My niece, Katie (who strictly speaking has just finished school) and my nephew, Jack came bowling with us and gave me the perfect opportunity to scrap a page about it.

I used Bella Gyspy's Extra Strength Mischief kit and added some embellishments I created myself. The layout is a template from Yin Designs.

So on to the freebie: a word art image for any tenpin bowling pages or photos you want to scrap.Click image to download the png file.

Enjoy! X

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Birthday Time

Hi there, hope you all are having a lovely day? I have another male birthday card to share today.

I created a cut file for the silhouette (available in the shop soon) of a clock face.  It was based on the clockface of the Westminster Tower Clock (incorrectly known as Big Ben) in London.  I cut the clock and hands out of 300gsm white cardstock and then used the diecut as an embossing mask.  I placed the cut image on the Grand Calibur mat, lay the cardstock (also 300gsm) that I wanted to emboss on top and then covered them both with the tan embossing mat. The embossing plate finished the sandwich and I ran it through the Calibur.  It produced a lovely crisp emboss and I enhanced it by chalking the white card in browns to give it a vintage look.
The hands I covered in versamark ink and sprinkled with gold embossing powder. I heat embossed the powder and repeated the process to 'enamel' them.  I attached with a gold brad. There is no significance to the time I just thought it looked good, but if you knew what time someone was born you could certainly do that to make the card very personal.
I matted it with Stamping Up Chocolate Chip card and made a ruffled ribbon border out some kraft paper. I printed the letter blocks from my pc onto the same kraft paper to finish the look.

The best thing is I haven't used the diecut clockface and the second set of hands that I created with the file, so I will be able to use them on another card.  Kind of two for the price of one.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Journalling Ticket Freebies

I am on a roll this week with another freebie for you. It must have something to do with the Jubilee fever that is rife at the moment. Anyway in this very brief post I offer 4 coloured journalling tickets in png format. Click here to get from 4shared.
Hope you like them. Take care and have a great holiday weekend if you are celebrating. *edited to fix link*

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

More Freebies...

It's my best friend's birthday in just under a week and I thought this card would be perfect for her. Especially as her birthday is so close to the Diamond Jubilee. She also has a liking for the Monarchy and all it's pomp and ceremony so I hope she will love this.
This card is made from images printed on one sheet of A4 paper. Everything except the gems and the glitter is from the sheet and I have made this element sheet available to you for free. You can choose blue:
Or red:

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Thank You card freebie

The sun is still shining in London although who knows for how much longer boo! I have been feeling particularly inspired and have been designing like crazy so I thought I would make a little freebie to share. After all who doesn't like freebies. Okay some ground rules first. It's free for personal use please... no selling. You can share, but please share the link; don't repost the file. That said I hope you like it. Click the here to get the pdf for printing.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Father's Day cards and a Freebie

I subscribe to a great magazine called Simply Cards and Papercraft and each month they have double page spread of digi stamps for you to photocopy or scan or you can download them from the magazine's website here. Issue 97 had some great Father's Day images and I couldn't resist making a card using some of them. I printed the background out and then printed the images and coloured them with an assortment of copics. I love the comic nature of the card and the humour.
The next card is made using Craft Artist software from Serif and a digikit that I designed called Boyhood. It is all printed flat except for the heart which I popped up on foam tape. The background is a little more green in colour than the photo shows.
I have created a free pdf file for you to download here, so you can print cut and fold to make this card if you want.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

The Dress Form Cut file freebie...

Okay as promised here are the cut file freebies of the dress form I used on the 18th birthday card in the previous post.  You can download for the silhouette here. Or you can download the svg file format here.
I would love to see anything you make with the file.  Hope you have fun with it.